Social Sustainability

List of contents:

  1. UNDERSTANDING Social Sustainability
  2. Clinics For Sustainable Families and the Millennium Families Program
  3. Creating Consistently Effective Humanitarian Programs
  4. Organic Morality
  5. Designing Socially Sustainable Democratic Societies
  6. The Progressive’s Handbook for Reframing Democratic Values
  7. Social Sustainability Design Team Process
  8. God for All Children, and Grandchildren
  9. God For All Religions
  10. A Theology for New Thought Spirituality
  11. Bedtime Stories from Angels to a Lonely Child
  12. The Moral and Ethical Decision-Logic of The Seven Organic and Universal Human Values
  13. The Values God Gave Us

1.  UNDERSTANDING Social Sustainability

Understanding Social Sustainability is meant for the individual who appreciates the need to sustain our societies, but has not sorted out the fundamental differences between material sustainability and social sustainability. At a time when most of us feel helpless and powerless to change the future, Understanding Social Sustainability provides a very clear and easy to read description of how to change the future of our communities and societies. Those who have thought about this know that we must begin with families and raising the children who will become the leaders, innovators, cultural creatives, and mothers and fathers who will live out their lives with what we create now, or live in desperation.

Knowing this, we can change how we are making decisions so that future generations have a better ability to sustain themselves than we have today. Because values always underlie decision-making, the values that have sustained our species for over 8,000 generations are discussed in detail. Truly, if our democratic societies are to survive, then we today must begin making better decisions in order to sustain the material and social environments of our children and grandchildren.
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2. Clinics For Sustainable Families and the Millennium Families Program

The global intention of Clinics and the Millennium Families Program is to develop socially competent, capable, and morally responsible adults who were raised by parents who had the benefit of the parenting and child rearing programs in the Clinics. The long term intention is to generate a growing population of citizens who are fully civilized and socialized to live in complex democratic societies. The positive results include supporting an improving quality of life of others, and helping them to grow into their innate potential as we would for our self. Clinics, then parents, teach their children the secondary values of empathy and compassion, the evidence of being fully human, and humane. When we extend that to all people, that is evidence of our “love” of humanity.

The Millennium Families Program is a program where parents-to-be and parents choose to begin a family lineage of 40 generations committed to establishing a corps of families who teach, train, socialize, and enculturate their children using the “best practices” of parenting and child rearing. The program is managed and maintained by each local community Clinic for Sustainable Families.

The Millennium Families Program is an attempt to change the course of western civilization by instituting a voluntary 1,000 year program of families who are dedicated to raising children to become socially capable, competent, responsible, and who are humane in the broadest measure. Being humane, they have a developed empathy and compassion for others, and a generalized “Love” of all humanity as they have of their self.

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3.  Creating Consistently Effective Humanitarian Programs

A Strategic New Model for Consulting to Philanthropic Organizations

This paper gives readers another way of looking at moving our societies, communities, and families toward the Days of Light and Life.  We do not have to do all of the work ourselves!  By promoting Social Sustainability to humanitarian and philanthropic organizations — those who wish to do 'good' to others — we can give them a way to be of greater service to those they serve when the use the seven values that have sustained our species for over 200,000 years.  These values give everyone involved a better, more accurate way of measuring how and where to place the resources to help those in need. 

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4.  Organic Morality

Answering the Critically Important Moral Questions of the 3rd Millennium

Organic Morality — Answering the Critically Important Moral Questions of the 3rd Millennium came into existence as a development of the seven values that have sustained the Homo sapiens species for over 8,000 generations. After discovering those values in 2008 and working with them through several documents, I eventually arrived at the conclusion that these values provide a system of decision-making that could easily support the material and social sustainability of any society, but in particular democratic societies.

Organic Morality provides a rational means for making decisions that support the individual and whole societies. It provides a decision-making procedure that I call the “Social Sustainability Design and Validation Schematic” for examining moral problems, issues, and questions; and provides answers that make sense using these values.

You might ask, “What is wrong with our traditional morality?” The answers will make you realize why so many personal, social, political, and economic answers have never had a chance of being answered with any rational understanding.

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5.  Designing Socially Sustainable Democratic Societies

The seven values that have sustained our species for over 200,000 years provide the decision-making foundation for designing and implementing socially sustainable democratic societies. One thing seems clear, the values of functional democracies are inherently in synch with the values that have sustained our species! When we examine the longest lived democracies of contemporary nations, it becomes clear that the problems of our democratic governments are solvable. The reasons those problems came into existence make it clear that democracy is an evolutionary social institution that can only evolve when it is designed to take into account the decision-making values of its citizens. Here, you can find out how that would work, and how democratic governments and societies could become socially sustainable into future centuries.

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6. The Progressive’s Handbook for Reframing Democratic Values

The Progressive’s Handbook answers the question that was not included in Designing a Socially Sustainable Democratic Society. That question is this, “Who has the mind-set to address, design, and implement a political system that would empower the development of a socially sustainable democratic society?” It seems obvious, at least to me, that there are millions of citizens who are incredibly intelligent and who have worked in teams in industry and are well prepared to do so in their local communities. Who better to provide the social, cultural, political, and moral leadership to a nation of hundreds of millions than its citizens? What is needed is a rational system of decision-making that also brings those millions together to create a socially, politically, and economically sustainable future. What is described in The Progressive’s Handbook will empower citizens to guide their nation into a future that they choose to live in.

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7. Social Sustainability Design Team Process

This paper provides an overview of the Design Team Process that uses the Social Sustainability Design and Validation Schematic that provides a consistent format for examining existing moral and social, political, and economic policies, statues, and organizational designs for their agreement or disagreement with the Seven Values of Social Sustainability.    This paper will become an essential, practical tool for social, political, and economic activists and those who have concerns for "what is fair," social justice, social equity, and moral humanitarian rights.  Because the seven values are organically innate to all people, and have been for over 8,000 generations, what the Design Process provides is a means for developing non-aligned, non-political, non-religious, and none-affiliated social policies for corporations, governmental agencies, non-profit organizations, and humanitarian interests.  Enjoy!

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8.  God for All Children, and Grandchildren

There is one topic (actually there are two topics) that parents always seem to stumble over — how to explain God and God’s relationship to their children.  The problem has been that almost all parents are as uninformed as their children.  Parents cannot teach what they do not know, and children know when their parents are not confident in what they are trying to explain.

God for All Children, and Grandchildren” provides very simple, straightforward explanations about God.  Whether you read this to a child or for yourself, you will understand and be far better prepared to explain God’s relationship to your children.

You will feel safe using these explanations as they are neutral and do not take sides or positions on the contentious issues of religions.  This is all about God, you, and your children and grandchildren.

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9.  God For All Religions

Re-Inventing Christianity And The Christian Church

Creating Socially Sustainable Systems Of Belief and Organization

God For All Religions could be called a revolutionary document, but in fact what it provides is a holism of evolution for all God-centered religions. It begins by providing readers with a “Pre-Creation” theology that provides the foundation for the simplicity and clarity of a “Loving-God” theology that follows. With both, the guilt that seems so endemic to traditional Christian religions is swept away. Without guilt to keep church members coming Sunday after Sunday, what then will draw people to their church, synagogue, temple, or mosque? The answer to that question is also answered through a transgenerational program that is applicable to each God-centered religion, one that will be eminently useful to their families, local communities, and to whole societies, for centuries.

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10.  A Theology for New Thought Spirituality

A Theology for New Thought Spirituality fills in the huge theological blank space of New Thought spirituality. While all denominations of New Thought espouse one God as the source of all good, none have a theology that proves that God is a good and loving God. Neither Christian Science, founded by Mary Baker Eddy, Unity, founded by Myrtle and Charles Fillmore, Religious Science founded by Ernest Holmes, also known as “Centers for Spiritual Living,” or Seichēo no le (Japanese for “House of Growth), founded by Masaharu Taniguchi, have a theology that proves God is a loving God.

Theology for New Thought Spirituality completes the wonderful tapestry of belief of New Thought, and provides disappointed and lapsed Christians with a living and loving belief system.

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11.  Bedtime Stories from Angels to a Lonely Child

There is a child in each of us somewhere …. And for some of us, that child yearns to have a companion when none seem to be around.  In Bedtime Stories from Angels to a Lonely Child one little lonely girl discovers the solace of a great, secret relationship with her Guardian Angel, with lots of life’s lessons provided along the way.

These stories echo my own adventure from loneliness to an eventually personal and conscious conversational relationship with my own Guardian Angel, Leah. In the stories, Leah gets to play the part of Seraphina, the Guardian Angel of Daniella who plays the part of my life in many ways. Over the years, these stories have been read to dozens of children whose parents have had an interest in the spiritual realm of their religious life. Now parents and children can enjoy a personal relationship with their own Guardian Angel using some of the instructions provided in later chapters.

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12. The Moral and Ethical Decision-Logic of The Seven Organic and Universal Human Values

Logic has almost always been excluded from the philosophical discussion of morality and ethics. That situation has changed with this original work of the author. Because we know that values always underlie all decision-making, logically values also underlie ethical decisions to enact ethical principles. What lends itself to the union of logic with morality and ethics are the characteristics of the values that underlie morality and ethics.

To make the decision to exercise any of the ethical principles (fairness, justice, integrity, respect, loyalty, truth, trust, accountability, responsibility, and being transparent, authentic, and honest, for example, then what values underlie ethical decision-making? That question gets to the heart of this paper. Those values are the same seven that have supported the decision-making of Homo sapiens for over 200,000 years and are responsible for sustaining the survival of the human race. The consistent effectiveness of those values give the morality and ethics described here the same universal and timeless reliability.

This paper will change how ethics are examined, taught, and used in all sectors of democratic societies.

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13. The Values God Gave Us

It is important to know that values always underlie all of the decisions we ever make whether in a micro-second, or those that take years.  And, in order to make decisions that contribute to our life and to the experience of God, we need to know that God has already given us the values for making those decisions!

Being really clever, God put those values inside of us in our DNA so that everyone who was ever born, is born, and will be born always has those values with them.  Once you make the personal decision to want to live and make decisions that contribute to God’s experience of living through you, then it is important to know what develops after that.

This book is a God-centered derivative of the earlier book: “The Moral and Ethical Decision-Logic of the Seven Organic and Universal Values”.  Both are condensations of a yet earlier and much more comprehensive book, “ORGANIC MORALITY, Answering the Critically Important Moral Questions of the 3rd Millennium”. 

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